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Tucher Kristall Weizen - Brauerei Tucher Brau

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BA SCORE
85
very good

179 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 9
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Tucher Brau visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Kristalweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-16-2001)
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Photo of DogFood11
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Starting this baby off with a solid 4.5 on appearance. How can it improve? Big rocky head that maintains vigorously, sticky lacing. Highly filtered and Kristall clear with an off orange hue. NICE!!!

Banana is the theme as usual but this one is very subtle and grains, some light citrus fruits have an impact as well.

Tasted Medium rare banana bread. A level of bitterness seeps its way into the drink towards the end. It just rolls around perfectly on the palate. Mild carbonation but present enough to get the job done. I was in the mood for another tall bottle of this as soon as I finished so its gotta have some drinkability. Pleasantly surprised.

DogFood11, Oct 08, 2005
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Well I was a little curious when I saw 'malt liquor" on single of beer in the imports section, but it wasn't too expensive for this 16.9oz bottle, so what the hey, I picked a couple up. Turns out they're not bad at all, though not outstanding. I certainly wouldn't group it with "malt liquors" tho, this is a quite decent beer and not just cheep malt liquor.

This clear and golden brew had a decent head but it dissipated after a while, tho some lacing did remain.

The smell was of wheat and a hint of spice or citrus, but wasn't very impressive, tho not in any way unappealing.

The taste was good, wheaty and malty, with light overtones of lemon and an indiscernible, light spiciness. It has ample carbonation and feels nice on the way down.

The drinkability is quite fine, an easy downing beer that would make for an easy going afternoon of barbeque and horseshoes.

I can't say that this beer will ever make a top ten list, but it's certainly worth the moderate price, a good value and tasty little brew.

AlCaponeJunior, May 27, 2010
Photo of HalfFull
3.35/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden straw in color with a dense half inch of head. Head stuck around for a bit and offered some spotty lacing.

Somewhat sweet on the nose, with a nice ripe banana aroma and a notable wheat presence. Slight bit of funk. Banana notes diminish as the head dissipates.

Taste follows the nose with banana and wheat, somewhat creamy in texture and with a light carbonation on the tongue. Feel diminishes somewhat as the carbonation decreases but the drinkability remains high.

All in all a decent beer but not a style I anticipate making a habit of. Much of the complexities of a Hefe are lost here making this almost like a lager. I guess wheat is 'more holy' than corn...

HalfFull, Feb 12, 2009
Photo of budgood1
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

clear darker gold color, with a few very large flakes floating around. huge foamy head that stays. ample carbonation produces lots of foamy lace too. clean aroma of wheat malt and yeast. tastes of very clean wheat malt flavors, with the slight obligatory cloves and slight fruit. a little higher hop bitterness than regular hefe's. very easy drinking, making for high drinkability. i'm in the camp that likes their wheat brews thick and rich with lots of creamy smoothness. these krystal brews seem like the "light" beers of the wheat style. very good anyway!

budgood1, Dec 07, 2002
Photo of Drew966
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tucher Kristall Weizen pours a nice golden color with a thick white head from a brown one pint, one ounce bottle. Aroma is banana and cloves as expected. Quite crisp, clove and banana are present, as are some hops toward the end. Also seems to be a somewhat metallic taste too, although its not really too distracting. Pretty good, worth a try for sure.

Drew966, Jul 22, 2006
Photo of IntriqKen
3.4/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I prefer a 'whiter' Krystal but this hits the marks for style anyway.
Crystal clear yellow brew with a massive white head atop the glass that melts slowly to slightly sticky lacing.
Aromas are lightly bready...lightly lemon...lightly banana.
Creamy and crisp mouthfeel.
Taste is only lightly sweet with nice peppery wheat spices and a touch of lemon.
Lingering powdery wheat taste.

IntriqKen, Feb 02, 2007
Photo of falloutsnow
4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from Hyvee in Council Bluffs, IA.
No bottled-on date visible.
Poured into a Weihenstephaner weizen glass.

BIllowing white head, >4cm, collapses to thin ring atop body of beer. Leaves copious lacing on sides of glass. Body golden yellow, totally transparent, very bright hue. Carbonation very active, very visible.

Smells of lemon citrus, floral hops, clean wheat malt. Very clean, uplifting aroma. Bubblegum, bananas present, of a medium intensity.

Sharp, tart, clean. Not quite as tart as a Berlinerweisse, but about 1/4 of the way there. Fruity, slight bananas, slight malt character.

Medium-bodied throughout, medium-level carbonation, high enough to be felt, but not painful or ill-fitting to the body. Crisp and clean, with a dry finish.

Surprisingly very good. Definitely drinkable, enjoyable, would seek out and have again.

falloutsnow, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of pkalix
4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

gettin' back to basics- this is what i was raised on.... does anyone else miss the spaten club-weisse?
pours an awesome white head, pure gold color of brew.
smell . . . . GERMAN. plain and simple
taste . . . GERMAN. plain and simple. geez, i had gotten away from these for too long.... belgium is a great place to visit, but too rich to stay....
mouthfeel is medium with a little bit of carbonation.
overall, it's a decent beer, and one that just may take me back to where i think my heart yearns to be. lower abv than i'm accustomed to lately with all the belgiums and trippels, but there's always whiskey, right?

pkalix, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of MTNboy
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- A wonderful gold color with hazy bubbles. It has only a little head that disappears quickly but forms a beautiful lace.

Smell- it has sort of a banana and bean smell to it.

Taste- It has a crisper taste than the regular weizen by Tucher. Just like the smell it has that banana and bean like taste to it.

Mouthfeel - Fizzy.

Drinkability- A their beers are good that I know of.

MTNboy, Aug 01, 2008
Photo of babaracas
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an ultra clear light amber with billowy dense white and long lasting head. Smell: sweet pale malt, salty wheat, a hint of cloves, spiciness, yeast, and just a touch of not-quite-ripe banana. Taste: tangy lemon and wheat, grassy, with a malt sweetness and a hint of clove. Soft, active carbonation with a crisp finish. Not quite as nice as their hefeweizen, but I can see picking this over many helles or pils.

babaracas, Jan 09, 2009
Photo of Wildman
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a golden color and formed a nice huge sudsy white head that left some lace as it subsided. A bit of carbonation present. The aroma was of banana and clove. The flavor was of malt and some spice. The finish was a little bready yet sprite due in part to the carbonation. An interesting twist on the wheat beer style. I rather like it.

Wildman, Aug 21, 2002
Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.4/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear, mid yellow with an amber hue. Thick, half inch white head that stayed for the duration. Strong lacing throughout. Very light fruity smell with a hint of spice. The taste was fruity with a definite clove sense that grew stronger. Very smooth and creamy texture that imparted a peppery bite after the cloves. Attractive packaging in amber glass.

AtLagerHeads, Mar 11, 2003
Photo of dgherm
4.25/5  rDev +13%

dgherm, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of TheSixthRing
4.16/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a clear, brilliant golden color with a thick, white 2 finger head. Good retention. The resulting lace is thin, but consistent and with a bit of stick.

Smell - Aroma is distinctly European. Notes are clean and somewhat floral, with hints of bublegum and, to a lesser extent, banana and mild clove spice.

Taste - Mellow, with notes of bubblegum and banana at the forefront. Undetone of clove spice throughout. Mid-taste a solid note of butter toffee hits the palate and rides into the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body, backed by a bubbly carbonation which keeps it fresh and lively. Quite slick on the tongue, likely due to some diacetyl.

Overall - Awesome crystal wheat; one of the best ones I've had. Will buy again. Very refreshing. Their regular hefe and dunkel are average; this one is superb!

TheSixthRing, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of kimcgolf
3.38/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pours to a pale yellow with a foamy white head that dissipated fairly quickly but left decent lacing. Nose is a light mixture of wheat, yeast, floral and a hint of bubblegum. Mouthfeel is muted and only slightly tingly. Taste is har dto pick up, as nothing from the nose really stands out. Finsih, while pleasant, is fairly non-descript, although the beer is a nice thirst quencher.

kimcgolf, Feb 16, 2010
Photo of KickInTheChalice
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle into a Weizen glass.

Appearance: The Kristall Weizen pours a delicate golden color, more robust in the thicker parts of the glass. A thick fluffy white head forms immediately, fading to leave a 2 cm head remaining. Noticeable perpetual carbonation rises from the bottom of the glass to keep the head fresh.

Smell: Light lemon notes, but the main aroma is floral. Not a strong smell overall, but it seems to drift casually up from the beer.

Taste: A smooth, mostly floral wheat taste from start to finish. Hints of lemon zest and bananas poke their way through as well. There is not much of a hop presence, not that I would expect much in a hefeweizen like this.

Mouthfeel: Definitley a smooth feel; the carbonation and wheat flavor give it a light, pleasant feel on the tongue.

Drinkability: The light floral flavors do not really move me, but that is probably a comment on the style more than this one in particular. A solid brew, but not one that I am really going to go out of my way to buy.

KickInTheChalice, Jun 30, 2009
Photo of BeerManDan
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

When poured, it was a clear medium yellow with a lot of white foam and lace on the glass from first sip to last gulp! The smell of spice filled the nose with the aroma of a yeasty nature. The taste, like the smell was of a spicy/yeasty flavor with a hint of cloves. Nice after taste, but lacking intensity on the flavor.

BeerManDan, Apr 20, 2004
Photo of mschofield
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crystal clear, with constant streams of small bubbles rising up. Gold, with a huge marshmallowy white head. Leaves rings of lacing, on second thought they're too wide to be called rings, they're bands.
Flowers, wheat and banana in the aroma, light bready malt, fairly sweet.
Same notes in the taste with the addition of lemon peel, the banana is especially strong.
Light & Crisp, good hot weather session beer.

mschofield, Mar 23, 2004
Photo of KajII
3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Best served in a Weizen glass]

Poured a medium sparkling clear amber with a large white rocky head that was fully diminishing and had good lacing. The aroma was heavy with yeast, a mild herbal hop and a straw malt with a slight note of banana and clove. It tasted midly bitter yet very smooth at first and finished with a nice yeast flavor with just an ever so slight hint of banana that stayed with you only a short time. Mouthfeel was light in body and watery yet creamy in texture with a nice soft carbonation. Overall a very nice refreshing brew.

KajII, Mar 09, 2011
Photo of Dukeofearl
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this one at the local beer store in their irregular fire sale- $1.99 marked down to $0.50. Never heard of it, but so what- time to try something different!

Pours a medium pale yellow with a nice fluffy head- very even and constantly fed by decent carbonation.

Aroma is fresh and clean, biscuity/malty, with perhaps a touch of lemon/citrus. Maybe something grassy? Nice, pleasant, not strong or wild.

Flavor is pretty decent. Follow though of malty, bready, with a more pronounced citrus notes, fairly dry (minimal sweetness).

Nice mouthfeel, not thin, I could see quaffing these on a warm day!

Dukeofearl, Feb 18, 2005
Photo of aforbes10
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from the Vacaville BevMo. Pours a straw-like yellow brown with a huge 2 inch head. Excellent clarity and sticky Rorschach test lacing. Bready malt odor with hints of banana and tangy fruit. Some ethanol also evident. Flavor is a bit more tangy and banana-y than the odor lets on. Banana mixes with a nice soft malt body for a nice light easy-drinking experience. Hint of spicy hops and alcohol on the finish with more banana Light to medium bodied and easy to drink. Not bad.

aforbes10, Apr 27, 2009
Photo of Boilermaker88
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a hefeweizen glass, Tucher's Kristall weizen had a clear golden color reminescent of ginger ale, large random clots of carbonation and a large fluffy white head that rather quickly dwindled down to a small cap.
The nose had a nice blend of fruitiness bringing to mind apples and a hint of banana with a more subtle spiciness and grainy malt notes. The taste had a lightly bready malt flavor up front that was closely followed up with a mild sweet apple taste similar to a Golden Delicious variety. Not much in the way of banana and clove flavors inherent in most German weizens and possessing minimal hop character throughout. The feel was light and had a moderate creaminess thanks to the fine carbonation.
Overall, a nice example of the style and another good effort by Tucher. Pretty sweet but not cloying. A nice thirst-quencher.

Boilermaker88, Dec 07, 2004
Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +6.4%

freewill35, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of sommersb
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 06-09-2012
Freshness: Unknown
Packaging: 500ml brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Weizen
Purchased: Single from Liquor Express, Huntsville AL

A: Clear, sparkling straw color. Head is rocky, 5+ fingers and white, showing good retention and lacing.

S: Sweet biscuit wheat malts and typical weizen aromas of banana fruit and bubble gum. Also smell a little lemon, hay and light hops.

T/M: Nice clean taste of wheat malts, with a lively carbonation. Moderate sweetness with a pleasant fruit character. Body is medium and creamy in texture. The finish is sweet with also a bit of a tangy quality.

O: I enjoyed this kristall weizen and would recommend it. Perfect for the end of a summer's day.

sommersb, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of connecticutpoet
2.38/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This was a clear yellow brew that had a good-sized head. I would have expected it to be cloudy, but it wasn't.

All I could smell in the nose was skunkiness. I thought perhaps it had gone bad, or they weren't hopping properly.

The taste was similarly skunky. Flat-out bad. Not that much bitterness, which would have slightly redeemed the aroma.
Their dunkel hefeweizen is one to try, but this one is one to be avoided.

connecticutpoet, Jun 29, 2004
Tucher Kristall Weizen from Brauerei Tucher Brau
85 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.